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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
8 1602 .227 .305 .301 86 4.2
Birth Date11-21-1908
Height6' 1"
Weight180 lbs
Age110 years, 10 months, 29 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1932 BRO 23 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 77 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 NY1 24 51 92 17 3 0 0 3 12 0 0 .195 .222 .230 64 -2.9 -1.7 0.0 -0.2
1934 NY1 25 42 89 12 1 0 0 13 8 0 0 .160 .284 .173 78 -1.8 0.7 0.0 0.2
1935 NY1 26 7 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .250 .500 .250 83 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 PHA 26 85 286 63 10 1 4 24 12 0 0 0 .245 .310 .339 83 -5.1 0.9 0.0 0.9
1943 DET 34 100 355 69 7 1 5 38 35 1 1 0 .220 .307 .297 96 0.4 2.9 0.0 1.5
1944 DET 35 95 343 71 13 0 3 35 30 1 8 3 .237 .318 .310 75 -4.6 -1.2 0.0 0.3
1945 DET 36 83 256 60 12 1 3 19 31 1 4 0 .256 .315 .355 95 -0.3 0.4 0.0 0.8
1946 DET 37 57 167 28 5 2 0 23 18 0 2 0 .201 .315 .266 93 -0.6 1.2 0.0 0.6
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1932 BRO MLB NL 3 8 .275 .326 .417 .000 90 -2.7 0.2 0.1 77 10 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
1933 NY1 MLB NL 51 92 .271 .311 .368 .000 94 -6.4 2.0 1 64 19 0.0 -1.7 -2.9 -0.2
1934 NY1 MLB NL 42 89 .274 .332 .395 .000 96 -4 2.1 1.2 78 12 0.0 0.7 -1.8 0.2
1935 NY1 MLB NL 7 6 .280 .338 .408 .000 111 0.3 0.2 0.1 83 15 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1935 PHA MLB AL 85 286 .279 .340 .402 .000 92 -3.9 8.4 5 83 14 0.0 0.9 -5.1 0.9
1943 DET MLB AL 100 355 .247 .311 .338 .000 98 -0.6 6.1 3.7 96 14 0.0 2.9 0.4 1.5
1944 DET MLB AL 95 343 .259 .319 .359 .000 101 -5.9 5.2 3.1 75 18 0.0 -1.2 -4.6 0.3
1945 DET MLB AL 83 256 .249 .316 .335 .000 91 2 4.3 2.6 95 18 0.0 0.4 -0.3 0.8
1946 DET MLB AL 57 167 .252 .320 .359 .000 106 -2.2 3.1 1.9 93 11 0.0 1.2 -0.6 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1932 BRO MLB NL 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
1933 NY1 MLB NL 92 87 4 17 3 0 0 20 10 3 12 0 .195 .222 .230 .034 2
1934 NY1 MLB NL 89 75 10 12 1 0 0 13 3 13 8 0 .160 .284 .173 .013 1
1935 NY1 MLB NL 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 .250 .500 .250 .000 0
1935 PHA MLB AL 286 257 31 63 10 1 4 87 29 24 12 0 0 .245 .310 .339 .093 5
1943 DET MLB AL 355 313 32 69 7 1 5 93 33 38 35 1 0 .220 .307 .297 .077 3
1944 DET MLB AL 343 300 24 71 13 0 3 93 37 35 30 8 3 .237 .318 .310 .073 7
1945 DET MLB AL 256 234 26 60 12 1 3 83 32 19 31 4 0 .256 .315 .355 .098 2
1946 DET MLB AL 167 139 13 28 5 2 0 37 11 23 18 2 0 .201 .315 .266 .065 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Reading any good baseball books these days?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Been bouncing between the Wizard of Waxahachie, on manager Paul Richards, and Cardboard Gods, by recent ProGUESTus contributor Josh Wilker. Oh, and I should mention that I just reread our own Baseball Between the Numbers as we prepare a follow-up to that now-classic tome. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)So, only Barrow, Weiss, Rickey, and Gillick are in the Hall as "team architects". Who else should be in your opinion? I would nominate Bob Howsam, certainly.
(hotstatrat from Toronto)
Larry MacPhail is too, although he did other things as well, like bringing in radio and lights. Howsam is a good choice. Paul Richards, maybe. I wrote an article here at BP awhile back about John Quinn (http://bit.ly/dHlQNZ) which wasn't intended to argue for enshrinement, but he built three pennant winners for the Braves and got the Phillies very close (the infamous '64 team). (Steven Goldman)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bing Crosby? Speaking of compartmentalizing... It'll be good to see you guys back in Boston this year, even if I still don't know whether to thank you or Kevin for recommending Crazy '08 and The Glory of Their Times. Any recommendations on the baseball book front? I already bought my copy of the annual, I swear
(Jack from Boston)
Thanks for bringing that up... Kevin, Marc Normandin, and I will be appearing in Boston on March 15 and 16. I should mention Washington DC on March 9 as well. Once again, please see the events page. Re baseball books, I've become kind of picky. I've been working through Chris Jaffe's book on managers and will have a review up soon, though not sure if I'll write it up here or for the Pinstriped Bible. Given that some of the book is conceived as a response to a chapter in our Baseball Between the Numbers, I worry that if I review it here it will give the wrong message. I've also been working on the new bio of Paul Richards and really need to get back to that. Unfortunately, a small factual error at the very beginning put me off of it for a bit. (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Phil Hughes staying or going?
(Eric from Manorville)
Bunch of questions about Phil Hughes, though it's possible they're all from the same fellow under multiple aliases. Mom, is that you? Actually, I doubt my mom thinks about Phil Hughes much. She might think about Mickey Mantle sometimes... I think he should stay, and the Yankees will get their reward for putting up with the inconsistency -- ultimately, he'll break through. Now that's what I think, not necessarily what they'll do when/as/if Wang looks ready and Hughes hasn't made a stronger impression, and maybe you can't argue about it if they're still competitive at that point. If they're just string along as they are currently, maybe it's a different matter.

...I should have mentioned Paul Richards before in that manager question. Before my time, but he seemingly had a lot on the ball. In a minor key way, I've also wondered why Jim LeFebrve didn't get more respect given what he accomplished with the M's and the Cubs.

...And why isn't Whitey Herzog in the HOF? (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Won't Paul Richards always be remembered as the guy that tried to turn Goose Gossage into a starter?
(LindInMoskva from DC)
I figured someone would bring that up. That came at the last moment of Richards' career, after 15 years spent in front offices instead of on the field. He was almost 70 years old and his thinking about the value of relievers had become antiquated. I don'[t think his whole career should be judged on the basis of that one bad decision -- which is not to say that he didn't have others -- but we have to take people on balance. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSJoe, I think Paul Richards did that twice, lifting pithers in the middle of no hitters. I think it bit him twice, too... Nice irony, the Rays getting Abreu, given the infamy of Abreu for Kevin Stocker. (Steven Goldman)